A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of thirteen novels written by American author Daniel Handler under the pen name Lemony Snicket. Although they are classified "children's novels", the books have a dark, mysterious feeling to them; the books follow the turbulent lives of Violet and Sunny Baudelaire. After their parents' death in a fire, the children are placed in the custody of a murderous relative, Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance and orchestrates numerous disasters with the help of his accomplices as the children attempt to flee; as the plot progresses, the Baudelaires confront further mysteries surrounding their family and deep conspiracies involving a secret society known as V. F. D. with connections to Olaf, their parents, many other relatives. The series is narrated by Lemony Snicket, who dedicates each of his works to his deceased love interest and attempts to dissuade the reader from reading the Baudelaires' story. Characterized by Victorian Gothic tones and absurdist textuality, the books are noted for their dark humor, sarcastic storytelling, anachronistic elements, as well as frequent cultural and literary allusions.
They have been classified as postmodern and metafictional writing, with the plot evolution throughout the novels being cited as an exploration of the psychological process of transition from the idyllic innocence of childhood to the moral complexity of maturity. The final installments of the series are acknowledged for their escalatingly intricate ethical ambiguity toward philosophical ambivalence, as the nature of some of the Baudelaires' actions becomes harder to discern from those of their antagonist counterparts and more characters are revealed to be responsible for permanent wrongdoing, despite their identification with the self-proclaimed good side of the tale. Since the release of the first novel, The Bad Beginning, in September 1999, the books have gained significant popularity, critical acclaim, commercial success worldwide, spawning a film, a video game, assorted merchandise and a television series on Netflix; the main thirteen books in the series have collectively sold more than 60 million copies and have been translated into 41 languages.
Several companion books set in the same universe of the series have been released, including Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography, The Beatrice Letters and the noir prequel tetralogy All the Wrong Questions, which chronicles Snicket's childhood. The books seem to be set in an alternate, "timeless" world with stylistic similarities to both the 19th century and the 1930s, though with contemporary, anachronistic scientific knowledge. For instance, in The Hostile Hospital, the Baudelaire children send a message via Morse code on a telegraph, yet, in the general store they are in, there is fiber-optic cable for sale. An "advanced computer" appears in The Austere Academy. In a companion book to the series, The Unauthorized Autobiography, the computer is said to be capable of advanced forgery; the setting of the world has been compared to Edward Scissorhands in that it is "suburban gothic". Although the film version sets the Baudelaires' mansion in the city of Boston, real places appear in the books.
Some are mentioned, however. For example, in The Ersatz Elevator, a book in Jerome and Esmé Squalor's library was titled Trout, In France They're Out. Vonnegut's novel focuses on artificial family as the cure for loneliness and strife, which seems to be the aim of the "artificial family" of V. F. D; the series follows the adventures of three siblings called the Baudelaire orphans. Snicket explains that few positive things happen to the children. Violet Baudelaire, the eldest, is fourteen when the series is an inventor. Klaus Baudelaire, the middle child, is twelve. Sunny Baudelaire is a baby in the beginning of the series, enjoys biting things with her abnormally large teeth. All of the orphans have an allergy for peppermints stated in The Wide Window, Where Violet gets red and itchy skin, Klaus's tongue swells up, both happen to Sunny; the children are orphaned. In The Bad Beginning, they are sent to live with a distant relative named Count Olaf after living with Mr. Poe, a banker in charge of the orphans' affairs.
The siblings discover that Count Olaf intends to get his hands on the enormous Baudelaire fortune, which Violet is to inherit when she reaches 18 years of age. In the first book, he attempts to marry Violet, pretending it is the storyline for his latest play, but the plan falls through when Violet uses her non-dominant hand to sign the marriage document. In the following six books, Olaf disguises himself, finds the children and, with help from his many accomplices, tries to steal their fortune, committing arson and other crimes. In the eighth through twelfth books, the orphans adopt disguises while on the run from the police after Count Olaf frames them for one of his murders; the Baudelaires try to get help from Mr. Poe, but he, like many of the adults in the series, is oblivious to the dangerous reality of the children's situation; as the books continue, the children uncover more of the mystery surr
Harold A. Sackeim is an American psychologist and proponent of electroconvulsive therapy, he has been Chief of the Department of Biological Psychiatry at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Radiology at Columbia University. He received his Bachelor's degree from Columbia in 1972. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Sackeim is co-author of more than 300 publications relating to electroconvulsive therapy; until 2007 all of his research expounded on its positive effects. For many years he denied that electroconvulsive therapy had any permanent or negative side effects, including memory loss, despite the many complaints of individuals who had undergone the procedure. In 2007, his research found that excessive electrical dosage correlated with risk of memory loss. For many years during his research of electroconvulsive therapy, Sackheim consulted for MECTA and Somatics, companies that manufacture devices for its administration, constituting what many consider a conflict of interest.
In 2007 Sackeim and his colleagues published the results of a study which followed 250 patients who had received electroconvulsive therapy. The study found that the various techniques used when giving electroconvulsive therapy can have a direct impact on the adverse effects experienced by patients. Sackeim and colleagues demonstrated that right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy with an ultra brief pulse appears to be the most efficacious, while remaining the least to cause adverse effects
Lev Mikhailovich Streltsov — Dr. Jur. Science, Head of Department of State and Administrative Law of I. I. Mechnikov Odessa State University. Was awarded 15 state awards, including: Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Red Star, Medal for Military Merits, Medal for Defense of Moscow, foreign state awards, etc. Streltsov was born in Mary, Turkmen SSR, son of the locomotive driver of the Mary train depot station Mikhail Yemelyanovich Streltsov and housewife Nina Ignatyevna Streltsova, he was the youngest child in the family: older sisters Galina – born 1911, Thaisiya – born 1914, Nina – born 1916. After the sudden death of his father, M. Y. Streltsov, in 1924, the family moved to Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, where he graduated from high school and began working as a driver, as a mechanic of a motorcade. In October 1937, Streltsov was drafted into the Red Army, where he was trained as a tank mechanic-driver. In 1939, as a tank commander in the 7th Armored Brigade of the 57th Special Corps, he took part in the hostilities at the Battles of Khalkhin Gol in Mongolia.
For the “demonstration of courage and heroism” he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner by USSR Supreme Soviet Decree 28 August 1939. The Order was presented to him in Moscow by Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR M. I. Kalinin. After the end of hostilities, Streltsov was sent for further two years study at the Moscow Military School; as one of the best students he participated in the parade on Red Square in Moscow in 1940. After graduation, Streltsov received his first officer's rank, he took an active part in the Great Patriotic War in the defense of Moscow. In general, Streltsov's military service developed as follows: tank mechanic-driver, tank commander, tank platoon commander, tank company deputy commander and commander, recon tank company commander, recon tank battalion deputy commander and commander, etc. commander various tank units of the North-Western, other fronts. In 1942, receives the rank of Major in 1946 received a rank of lieutenant colonel. During the war, Streltsov once suffered a concussion.
In this regard, he was discharged rom the army. After that, from 1954 to 1956 he worked in organs of municipality From 1956 to 1959 Streltsov worked at the Odessa branch of the All-Union Extramural Institute of Law:Sr. Lecturer, Head Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Branch. From 1959 to 1960, was Sr. Lecturer of the Faculty of Law of the Kiev branch of the State University named after Taras Shevchenko. In 1960, since the beginning of the functioning of the Law Faculty of the I. I. Mechnikov Odessa State University and until his death in 1979, Streltsov was working as: Sr. Lecturer, Associate Professor, Vice-Dean, Head of the Department of State and Administrative Law, he taught the normative course "Public Law" for students of all forms of education. Research interests included the following issues: a) state sovereignty, national sovereignty, people’s sovereignty, b) issues of national state building on the example of Ukraine, the sovereign development of the legal status of a separate republic, the relation of sovereignty and jurisdiction of the federal republic and a separate state c) the basic principles and legal grounds for such a separation, d) the extension of rights and authority of Ukraine as part of a federal state, e) the constitutional system, the state law in countries with different types of organization of state power, the concept and features of the rule of law, etc.
During 1961 to 1962 he completed a one-year graduate program of the All-Union Extramural Institute of Law. In 1963 he defended his Ph. D. thesis: "Development of the Rights of the Union Republics." In 1965 he gained the title of associate professor. December 1969 – June 1970 took a 6-month sabbatical leave to complete his doctoral dissertation. In 1972 he defended his doctoral dissertation "Legal Status of a Union Republic ”. In 1975 gained the rank of professor. Had more than 100 scientific and educational publications, including a monograph, 7 textbooks, etc, he had publications in foreign journals. Monograph: Legal Status of a Soviet Republic. Sovereignty and Competence in State-Law Relations between the Union of the SSR and the Union Republics. Kyiv, "Vishcha Shkola", 1972. 144 p. Textbooks: Constitutional Rights of Citizens at the Present Stage. Textbook, Odessa State University publ. 1961. Correlation of the Sovereignty of the USSR and of the Union Republics. Textbook. Odessa State University publ.
1964. Administrative-territorial Structure of the Ukrainian SSR. Textbook. Odessa State University publ. 1966, etc. Headed or served on scientific and practical councils that worked: a) at the Odessa Regional Council of Deputies and the Odessa Regional Executive Committee, b) at the Odessa City Council of Deputies and the Odessa City Executive Committee, he headed advisory councils, which have cooperated with the deputies of Regional and City Councils, took part in the continued development of measures taken by them. Took part in substantial patriotic work, he was a member of the Ukrainian Council of War Veterans. Carried out active correspondence with veterans' organizations in Tula, Krasnaya Polyana, others. Kept in touch with the administration and students of the orphanage of Yasnaya Polyana, he was an active lecturer of the "Knowledge" society. Was awarded state awards encouraged by Odessa Regional and City Councils of Deputies
3 Count was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling which formed in 1999. The group consisted of Shane Helms, Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias and they were given a boy band gimmick. For a brief time, Tank Abbott was added to the group as a enforcer. Shane Helms and Shannon Moore both signed contracts in May 1999. In December 1999, Jimmy Hart put them together with Evan Karagias as a group to both capitalize on and make fun of the success of boy bands at the time, their gimmick was first introduced to the public with vignettes disguised as music videos for their pop song Can't Get You Outta My Heart. From there they progressed to performing live on WCW Monday Nitro, dancing on green circles in the ring and lip syncing their song before their matches. On they recorded a new song, Dance With 3 Count, which replaced Can't Get You Outta My Heart as their theme music, they had a long-standing feud with another cruiserweight trio known as The Jung Dragons. Helms and Moore squared off in the first round of the WCW Cruiserweight title tournament, with Moore advancing at the expense of his partner.
The group were received as heels, after three months captured the WCW Hardcore Championship by pinning Brian Knobbs on February 28, 2000. They re-lost the title to Knobbs a month when he pinned all three members consecutively. In the process, Moore became the youngest champion in WCW history. After losing the Hardcore championship Helms was legitimately taken out of action with a broken nose. Upon his return 3 Count was joined by a storyline huge fan. Abbott hung around ringside when 3 Count performed and began protecting them from other wrestlers, started inserting himself as an back-up dancer during performances. 3 Count's feud with the Jung Dragons continued as the Dragons tried to steal Three Count's Gold album and recording contract. This led to a ladder match at New Blood Rising. Abbott helped 3 Count to win, afterwards left with both the album and the contract. Abbott claimed that he should be the lead singer of 3 Count, with which Helms and Karagias disagreed, leading to a feud between 3 Count and Abbott.
It ended. After feuding with the Misfits in Action, 3 Count began to have problems, as Moore and Helms accused Karagias of attempting to hog the limelight. Moore and Helms kicked Karagias out of the group, he joined forces with Jamie Knoble of the Jung Dragons, on whom the other Jung Dragons members had turned. Moore and Helms continued together to feud with the remaining Dragons and the new team of Karagias and Knoble; the three teams met in a Triangle match at Mayhem in November 2000. They met in a ladder match to decide the number one contender for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship at Starrcade, in which both Moore and Helms grabbed the contract at the same moment; as a result and Helms had match to determine who would challenge for the title, which Helms won. He lost the subsequent Cruiserweight Championship match, against Chavo Guerrero at Sin in January 2001. Helms and Moore split when, during a number one contenders match for the Cruiserweight title at SuperBrawl Revenge, Moore attacked Helms instead of Hayashi of the Jung Dragons.
Helms, however eliminated Moore, went on to win the match. As WCW was dying and Karagias put aside their differences and formed a tag team which vied for the short lived WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship, but never got their hands on them before the company closed. Helms, won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Moore and Karagias would go on to the World Wrestling Federation; the 3 Count trademark is still owned by Turner Broadcasting System Inc. As announced by Shane Helms on Twitter, 3 Count would be reuniting in November 2014; the trio appeared at WrestleCade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on November 29 at the Benton Convention Center. Helms, along with his proteges Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett performed a 3 Count song during TNA's Total Nonstop Deletion. NWA Wildside NWA Wildside Tag Team Championship – Helms and Moore World Championship Wrestling WCW Hardcore Championship1 1The WCW Hardcore Championship was held jointly among Helms and Karagias using the Freebird Rule. 3 Count at Online World of Wrestling EvanKaragias.com ShaneHelms.com Official Myspace of Shannon Moore Official Myspace of Gregory Shane Helms
Alessandro Buongiorno is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie B side Trapani, on loan from Torino, the Italy national under-20 team. On 14 February 2018, Buongiorno signed a professional contract with Torino, keeping him in the club until 2022, he made his Serie A debut for Torino in a 4–1 win over Crotone on 4 April 2018, coming on as a substitute in the 82nd minute. In the 2018–19 season, he was loaned to Carpi in Serie B. On 11 January 2020, Buongiorno joined Serie B club Trapani on loan until 30 June 2020. TorinoCoppa Italia Primavera: 2017–18 Italy U20FIFA U-20 World Cup fourth place: 2019 Alessandro Buongiorno at Soccerway Alessandro Buongiorno at TuttoCalciatori.net Alessandro Buongiorno at WorldFootball.net Serie A Profile FIGC Profile
Ghosts'n Goblins is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Capcom and released in arcades in 1985. It has since been ported to numerous home platforms, it is the first game in the Goblins franchise. It was directed by Tokuro Fujiwara. Ghosts'n Goblins is a platform game where the player controls a knight, named Sir Arthur, who must defeat zombies, demons, cyclopes and other monsters in order to rescue Princess Prin-Prin, kidnapped by Astaroth, king of Demon World. Along the way the player can pick up new weapons and extra suits of armor that can help in this task; the player can only be hit twice before losing a life. If the player loses a life, they are returned to the start of the level, or the halfway point if they have managed to get that far. Furthermore, each life can only last a certain length of time. After defeating the final boss, the player must replay the entire game on a higher difficulty level to reach the genuine final battle. Ghosts'n Goblins was ported to Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore 16, NES, Game Boy Color, IBM PC compatibles, MSX, ZX Spectrum.
The Commodore 64 version, released in 1986, contains music by Mark Cooksey, which borrows from Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No. 20. Due to the limited resources on the Commodore 64, it was somewhat different from the arcade version as it only features certain levels; the player starts the game with fewer lives. The version for Commodore 16/116 and Commodore Plus/4 released in 1986 by Elite Systems, was more limited than the C64 version, it was written to work on a Commodore 16, which had only 16 KB of RAM. Therefore, this version features no music. In addition, the remaining two levels and the gameplay are simplified. A version for the Amiga was released in 1990. While the hardware of the Amiga allowed an perfect conversion of the arcade game, it failed to emulate the success of the Commodore 64 version; the player starts the game with six lives, no music plays unless the Amiga was equipped with at least 1 megabyte of RAM. The standard configuration of an Amiga 500 had 512 kilobytes; the Famicom version was released on June 13, 1986, was the first Famicom game to utilize a 128 KB cartridge.
The North American NES version was released in November 1, 1986. The Famicom/NES version was published by Capcom. Upon defeating the game a second time, the player is given the following message: "Congraturation! This story is happy end. Thank you. Being the wise and courageour knight that you are you feel strongth welling. In your body. Return to starting point. Challenge Again!" The Famicom/NES ports served as the basis for the Game Boy Color version, which utilized passwords to allow the player to access certain levels. Computer Gaming World called Ghosts'n Goblins "an excellent example of what the can do... while hardly groundbreaking, represents the kind of game that made Nintendo famous". Ghosts'n Goblins was runner-up in the category of Arcade-Style Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards; the NES version of Ghosts'n Goblins was rated the 129th best game made on a Nintendo system in Nintendo Power's Top 200 Games list. It was a best seller for the NES, selling 1.64 million units. Ghosts'n Goblins is cited as an example of one of the most difficult games of all time to beat, due to its extreme level of difficulty and the fact the player must play through the game twice in order to beat the game, without any way to save progress.
On October 23, 2012, James Rolfe, better known as his YouTube persona The Angry Video Game Nerd, reviewed the NES port of Ghosts'n Goblins for his 108th episode. Ghosts'n Goblins was followed by a series of sequels and spin-offs becoming Capcom's 8th best-selling game franchise, selling over 4.4 million units. Its sequels include Ghouls'n Ghosts, Super Ghouls'n Ghosts, Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins in addition to producing the Gargoyle's Quest and Maximo spin-off series. Though originating as an arcade title, the franchise has been featured on a variety of PC and video game consoles with the latest entries in the series, Ghosts'n Goblins: Gold Knights, released on the iOS. Additionally, the franchise makes cameo appearances — the character of Arthur in particular — in other Capcom titles, the latest of which being Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; the NES version was re-released for download for Nintendo's Virtual Console in North America on December 10, 2007 and October 25, 2012 and in the PAL region on October 31, 2008 and January 3, 2013 while the Wii U version was released in both regions on May 30, 2013.
The arcade version was released on the Wii's Virtual Console Arcade in Japan on November 16, 2010, the PAL region on January 7, 2011 and in North America on January 10, 2011. The original arcade version of the game was included in the compilation Capcom Generations Vol.2: Chronicles of Arthur for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn, which contained Ghouls'n Ghosts and Super Ghouls'n Ghosts. The three games were collected as part of Capcom Classics Collection; the game was featured in the compilation Capcom Arcade Cabinet for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Game Boy version was included in the Classic NES series for the Game Boy Advance, but only in Japan. Nintendo re-released the NES version of Ghosts'n Goblins as part of the company's NES Classic Edition; the NES version of Ghosts'n Goblins was re-released on Nintendo Switch Online upon launch, while an SP version titled Ghosts'